photo by Will Barmeier
The following pages provide information on the Greenway as a Riparian Habitat to Flora and Fauna, an Educational Science lab and outdoor classroom for Nature and local History, a natural Recreational space for passive activities like walking and birding or canoeing, cycling, hiking and X-country skiing.
The Seine River's source is in the sandy soils of Sandilands Provincial Forest Southeast of Steinbach. As the tiny river meanders across the prairie landscape the watershed drains into tributaries and into the Seine. It continues through towns and villages, passing over dams and diversions until it reaches the outskirts of the City of Winnipeg at the Red River Floodway.
Seine River Habitat
Where an organism lives is a habitat. The Seine River Task Force describes Habitat as, "The total requirement of plants and animals to sustain their species, including food, light, heat, cover, water, and opportunities for breeding replacement individuals of the population."
How Greenways Work
Read some brief overviews of key points in the book, "How Greenways Work: A Handbook for Ecology."
A high school educator describes the benefits of the Seine River Greenway as an educational resource.
Seine River History
Learn more about historical themes.
Check out a list of the animals found living in the Seine River habitat.
Check out a list of the plant species found in the Seine River habitat.
Beavers are an integral part of the Seine River ecosystem. Although they create many of the portaging experiences, they also create impoundments (for their beaver lodges) which benefits waterfowl, aquatic life, other wildlife, vegetation and recreationists.
Seine River Scenic Gallery
Here, you can view some beautiful photos of the Seine River Environment
see also: Disappearing River (Canadian Geographic)